Welcome to #CheckedIn, a travel series where we take you along to some of the trendiest and most unique hotel experiences around. Join us as we give you the 411 on all the ins and outs of these locations, what to expect and where you should ‘check-in’ next!
Where harmony in nature ebbs and flows with the magic of the city. The DOUGLAS Autograph Collection is a timeless and engaging space that brings the outdoors in, in the most elegant of ways. The moment you walk into the DOUGLAS, your eye takes you to the unique sustainable designs of the hotel and all the unwavering attention to detail that brings you into a comfortable, beautiful space. From the roots of a douglas fir tree as the front desk, to the simple and sleek design of the surrounding spaces, walking into the DOUGLAS you feel into the easy and sophisticated vibe that the hotel exudes. With modern furniture, bold artwork, and mood lighting, you feel as if you are invited to cocoon here for days on end.
Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, the DOUGLAS’s home is within Parq Vancouver, the city’s premium entertainment destination. Between Gastown, Yaletown and False Creek, the DOUGLAS has many unique neighbourhoods ready for you to explore. What we love most about the DOUGLAS is that it’s just a short walk to the water’s edge. Take an afternoon stroll in Coopers Park or spend the morning taking in the sights and sounds of Granville Island (as the ferry terminal is a short walk away). Everything is at your fingertips here. And the best part, if it’s a rainy day, spend the day exploring all that Parc Vancouver has to offer – from incredible restaurants, to the Spa by JW and everything in between, you’re invited to casually peruse the building while leaving your raincoat in your room.
The room, well it’s something out of a storybook. Bringing in the elements, each room is thoughtfully designed to capture the essence of nature through a modern landscape. With sleek lines, a variety of textures, and spaces to roam, the design pairs nicely with the overly comfortable king-size bed and picture perfect views. Each room is home to a gorgeous spa-like washroom accompanied with lovely earth-scented Aesop products.
The DOUGLAS is home to a plethora of rooms. Based on their premise of ‘every interaction, in every accommodation, adds a beneficial layer to one’s life, much like the rings of a tree’, each space is designed to suit your travel needs. From double queen to king rooms, to 1-bedroom apartments, loft spaces and 2-bedroom executive rooms, the hotel provides travelers of all walks of life to enjoy a weekend at the DOUGLAS.
The DOUGLAS’ home is located within the cultural hub of Parq Vancouver, an epicenter for all things luxury. The beautiful thing about staying at the DOUGLAS is the sheer fact that you’re welcomed to explore the grounds of the Parq with its eight world-class restaurants and lounges led by James Beard Award-nominated masterminds Elizabeth Blau and chef Kim Canteenwalla. From the D/6 Rooftop Lounge to Honey Salt (our new favourite restaurant in Vancouver), each restaurant is a culinary experience where you’ll simply feel as if you’re worlds away then being minutes from your hotel room. Enjoy a cocktail in the lounge, then head to dinner at some of the best restaurants in town.
We enjoyed brunch at Honey Salt (the original avocado toast is a must), and spent the afternoon getting pampered at Spa by JW. With an Aqua lounge terrace and whirlpool, steam room, and holistic treatments, we lavished in all things wellness while taking in the vibrant sights of the city below. Spa by JW treatments believe in providing you with a calm space where you feel at ease in your skin. Take a moment to renew the body, mind and soul with a treatment at Spa by JW.
The verdict; don’t mind us if we just cocoon in this hotel forever, its earth-centered vibe is something we’ve fallen in love with.
Last modified: December 9, 2022